FONE Mobile Apps$0 Install. $0 Equipment. $0 Lifecycle Expense.
When is a Mobile Fleet Tracking App Appropriate?
Phone tracking can be a viable alternative to installing a GPS tracker when vehicle information is not needed. Phone tracking works well in cost-sensitive applications and is a less invasive alternative when employees use personal vehicles for work. The mobile fleet tracking app provides many functions to maintain employee privacy when not working.
Mobile fleet tracking apps can act as a bridge into GPS vehicle tracking and telematics. Get started with a tracking app and after you have achieved your ROI and understand the value proposition, transition to a GPS device only if needed. A vehicle GPS telematics device gathers additional valuable data such as DTCs and G-Force events giving insight into driving behavior. Apps designed to work with vehicle devices also offer a broader range of reports and alerts.
Mobile App Fleet Tracking
0 Hassle, $0 Installs, $0 Equipment
Mobile fleet tracking apps just make fleet management easier, less expensive and more convenient. Utilize company phones or personal phones with privacy options.
Want to test drive the platform before investing? A mobile tracker app makes this quick and easy. Contact us to setup a trail account and we will enable the mobile app. You will be tracking in real-time in just minutes. No need to install a GPS device, deal with a harness, coordinate installation or wait for delivery.
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1. Fleet Tracking App
Free Yourself From GPS Equipment
Access your Fleetistics ONE account and track mobile app users or installed GPS trackers in one account. Fleetistics ONE is modestly priced, yet a very robust platform that can track vehicles, assets, IoT devices and phones in one portal. By using custom icons to represent different assets being tracked, you can easily visualize the big picture. Where are my people in relation to my vehicles and equipment?
Mobile Fleet Tracking App Features
- Android and iOS
- SOS to dispatcher web portal
- Frequent position update
- Chat function
- Send images
- Scan QR codes
- Read NFC and Bluetooth beacons
- Instant location sharing
- Connected to cloud portal for dispatch monitoring
- Works in conjunction with vehicle tracking and asset tracking
- One map view for mobile app tracking and fleet tracking
2. Fleet Monitoring App
Web Portal For Dispatching
3. Time & Mileage App
Fleetistics Time & Attendance Mobile App
Install on Android or iOS smartphones and easily track work, personal and break time and general attendance. Daily reports can be emailed to administrators and employees. Location history can be viewed on the map for work miles but is hidden for personal trips. Personal trips provide mileage for taxes and to deduct from paid working hours.
- Work time and personal time
- Work and personal Mileage
- Email copy of shift details or view in MyFleetistics portal
- Personal travel is “invisible” or not shared with employer on the track map
- Estimated wages
- Estimated mileage reimbursement and for taxes
- Log waypoints or “check-ins”
- SOS alert to company, co-workers or family
The SOS feature alerts dispatchers if there is an issue. Employees on foot or working alone have a backup tool to traditional emergency services. Always call 911 first since the SOS feature is internal to your organization and relies on email notification.
With personal status, users can separate work tracking, time and mileage. It balances privacy with using a personal vehicle for business.
When a user selects Personal the track data is hidden from the map. In the background the GPS data is still used to calculate mileage so the user has a record for work verse personal mileage. The time spent in personal mode is also logged so employers are not being charged for personal activities.
When an employer opts for the Fleetistics mobile app time and attendance tracking service they are agreeing that personal information, is personal. This means Fleetistics does not display, or share stop locations, routes or other data without the users written or electronic permission.
Standard vs. Pro Service
Standard service is designed for individuals wanting to track mileage and time for taxes or mileage reimbursement without having a GPS tracker installed in their vehicle. Mobile app tracking is not perfect so give it a try to see if it works for you. When a shift is completed a log is stored in the users app and an Excel attachment is sent to the designated emails. Data is not shared to the portal, it is isolated to the Fleetistics mobile app.
Pro service is coming soon. Pro service displays the shift time and tracking data in the MyFleetistics portal for the employer to utilize. Employers can use the mileage information for reimbursement, productivity and other work related data.
When to Avoid A Mobile Tracker App?
There are a few cases where a mobile tracker app will not work at all and or work well enough for your business use case. Anytime you need vehicle information that is as consistent as technology allows, diagnostic trouble codes, telematics or ELD, a vehicle tracking solution must be used. A mobile tracker app is subject to the nuances of cell phone performance which means it may be a little less consistent than an installed GPS tracker. When someone takes a phone into a building and phone tracking is enabled, drift occurs making the map tracks look off. This drift is normal and unavoidable in phone tracking. If you want to compare data between a GPS vehicle tracking and a mobile tracker app, you have to be okay with there being differences in how the track will display.